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SOHO continues to explore the flavors of the U.S. Northwest, specifically Oregon and Washington, on flight night Wednesday, April 21.

 

Columbia Valley AVA Columbia Valley, Washington

 

First, SOHO will pour a 2006 Eyrie Estate Chardonnay from Willamette, Oregon. Eyrie Estate produces a unique and distinctly European Chardonnay, due to the fact that the vineyards were planted with vines originally imported from Burgundy, France, and the climate of the Willamette Valley closely mirrors that of Burgundy. Only 200 cases of the 2006 Chardonnay were produced, so please join us this week for a taste!

 

Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Snoqualmie “Naked” Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington. The grapes for this Cabernet are certified organically grown and the wines are produced in a certified organic facility. The resulting wine offers a sweet berry fruit taste and soft finish.

 

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2007 Henry Estate Pinot Noir from Umpqua Valley, Oregon. SOHO wine expert Lars Snavely notes this wine is an excellent example of Oregon Pinot Noirs. The Henry Estate Pinot offers flavors of cherries and black pepper mixed with light overtones from the oak aging.

 

Chef Joe has created three new tapas plates to complement each wine. The following will be available through Wednesday, April 28:

 

2006 Eyrie Estate Chardonnay, Willamette, Oregon

100% Chardonnay

Wild boar chili with shaved Tillamook cheddar and crème fraiche

 

2007 Snoqualmie “Naked” Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington

100% organically grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Painted Hills pot roast with mashed Yukon potatoes and fried onions

 

2007 Henry Estate Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley, Oregon

100% Pinot Noir

Mandarin orange glazed duck breast with stir fried noodles

 

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses and a cheese plate) for $18. Or, pair a wine and tapas for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). Please join us soon!